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Musk Oxen of Gango

Written by
Mary Burpee

Cover of Musk Oxen of Gango

254 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888872029
$29.95 CA

This book is in stock and ships within 48 hours of receipt of order.

About the Book How could one explain why an animal threatening to charge and annihilate a man one minute would walk up to him when he had stretched out full length on the straw outside her pen, and lie down as close to him as the rails separating them would allow? The Musk Oxen of Gango is a unique true story about "the wildest, most dangerous of all Arctic mammals," and a man who had the courage to try and flesh out a dream against unsurmountable odds. It is about his winning the complete trust and friendship of animals sometimes thought of as prehistoric survivors of the last ice age. It is about their personalities, their intelligence, their sense of humour. There is no other book quite like it.

About the Author Mary Burpee
Mary Burpee (1918- ) was born on an Alberta homestead and lived a full life on an Alberta farm raising Arabian horses and performing other farm work, while enjoying the full view of the aurora borealis. After travelling the world, she wrote vivid travelogues, and she has also published many articles about farm life. Her books "Musk Oxen of Gango" and "Horses Around My Heart" have been published by Borealis Press. Although diagnosed with cancer, she still rides an Arabian horse.

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